Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Big Fat Positives
Infertility and surprises
We started trying to get pregnant in fall 2007 (I was 25). By 2011, after years of trying and a handful of miscarriages, the final straw was being 12/13 weeks and hearing there is no heartbeat. I decided was time to try fertility treatments. I had no clue what this entailed. Since our insurance doesn't cover anything related to fertility we started with medicated/timed ovulation. Then switched to IUIs. After no luck we made the decision to do IVF. First fresh transfer resulted in a healthy baby boy. After being told by my nurse to try on our own because sometimes our bodies are capable, they could maybe need a jumpstart, I got pregnant but had a chemical pregnancy. Immediately following that loss I went ahead and did a FET which gave us our second son. When he was 4 months old I was still exclusively breastfeeding and didn't have a period yet. I went in for a 12w post partum check up at my birth center to be told I was pregnant! On our own! My third son came on his due date in December 2015. Knowing we wanted 4 kids we decided to try on our own for about 6 months and had no luck. After speaking to a new doc at our center (my previous RE left the practice) we decided to do genetic testing on my embryos. Out of 10 'good' embryos only 4 came back 'normal'. We went ahead and did a FET (the first frostie didn't make the thaw, so we thawed a second) and after a positive test and two good betas my numbers dropped and I had a miscarriage. I was very discouraged and beyond sad over this loss. This embryo was healthy and perfect. I felt the need to try on our own during the month or two between cycles. I ovulated as usual following the miscarriage and then started spotting a little bit brown on the day my period was due but then it stopped. My nurse said that's normal after a failed FET so we went ahead and scheduled my next FET for September. I was supposed to start meds this week but surprisingly enough I took a pregnancy test and got a BFP! I know it's still early, and in the infertility journey this is on my step 1. But it's an amazing direction to be going in!